The maintenance volunteers have recently been carrying out some footpath improvement work in Crow wood and a sterling job they have done too! The area concerned was turning into a bit of a mud bath due to the amount of rain we have been experiencing and required a few tractor bucket loads of stone and the same again of crushed limestone. It also required installing some revetment to keep the stone in place and prevent further erosion.
|Surface water runs down the slope on the far side of the wall, across the path and into the stream below.|
Persistent heavy rainfall over the last few weeks had turned this area of the path into a wallow fit for a hippo.
|The natural curvature of the wood almost perfectly matches the bend of the path, |
which was of course intentional when the trees were selected.
|Finally crushed limestone is spread on top and compressed to provide a solid and level surface to walk on.|
A number of footpaths in the park are in need of a bit of tlc and with the help of volunteers we will be continuing with more improvement works over the coming weeks and months.